I like a feeding frenzy as much as the next shark. But I can't get a taste for Rep. Steve Scalise's blood. The Louisiana Republican, newly elected No. 3 in the House leadership, was recently discovered to have spoken to a group of white supremacists. Democrats see his offense as a scandal to be exploited.
Last week saw another bicentennial event with links to Mississippi.
More than one person said they thought UFOs were descending on Columbus Thursday night when they saw the Chinese lanterns wafting their way north along Highway 45.
Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities. One might also conclude that the United States has a hearty appetite for the carnival barker, the jester, the rabble-rouser, the race-baiter and, lest we leave anyone out, the performance-activist who pretends to be a newsman while fomenting unrest that only he can quell.
The continuing controversy over the city of Starkville's polices regarding its LGBT residents touches on a subject that goes far beyond the city.
There is a reason the general public has such a dim view of politicians.
As the editor in charge of the opinion pages of newspapers in New York and Los Angeles, what was the hardest part of my job?
For a full year now, the Starkville Board of Aldermen have been going back and forth on policies which affect the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The Trotter Convention Center will soon be open for business.
If he were still alive, Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 80th birthday today.
Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread.
In January and February, there are two federal holidays -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day.
When we get up in age the past figures more prominently in our conversations. Someone once said that.
With the new legislative session upon us, our state leaders are listing their priorities.
California parents are refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners at twice the rate of seven years ago.
Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "RICH BASTARDS."
Sam likes to see how high the water is down at the spillway, if it has any "color," and who's fishing -- so we took a drive.
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